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Scholarships

CSU Pueblo offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students based on academic merit, financial need, and/or other criteria.

Automatic Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded automatically to first time Freshmen who meet any two of the three minimum academic requirements, i.e., ACT composite/SAT mathematics & critical reading scores, and weighted GPA and/or Class Rank.

An admissions application, transcripts, and test scores must be received by March 1 for any of the automatic merit scholarships to be awarded for the coming fall semester. Awards will not be recalculated based on new academic information received after that date. The scholarships are only awarded to incoming freshmen who enroll in fall classes immediately following their graduation.

No additional application is required. Scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be paid back, and all scholarships require full time enrollment unless otherwise noted. They are renewable for up to three years providing the student maintains the required minimum cumulative grade point average. Cumulative GPA is calculated using all courses taken at/through CSU Pueblo.

Requirements Fall 2021

Scholarship Award Per Year ACT/SAT Class Rank GPA GPA to Renew
Presidential Scholar $8,000 25/1200 Top 13% 3.9 3.0
Distinguished Scholar $5,000 23/1130 Top 26% 3.6 3.0
Promising Scholar $2,500 21/1060 Top 40% 3.3 3.0
Emerging Scholar $1,000 19/990 Top 57% 2.9 3.0
Welcome to the Pack $500 Any Any Any 3.0

Every student with at least a 3.5 GPA will receive the Emerging Scholar award ($1,000), regardless of test scores or class rank. 

All scores are for testing completion from 2016 and later.

Requirements Fall 2022

Scholarship Award Per Year ACT/SAT Class Rank GPA
Presidential Scholar $8,000 29/1360 Top 5% 3.85
Distinguished Scholar $5,000 26/1260 Top 15% 3.75
Promising Scholar $2,500 24/1180 Top 25% 3.55
Emerging Scholar $1,000 23/1140 Top 40% 3.35
Welcome to the Pack $500 Any Any Any

Students will receive the award associated with their highest academic performance category.

Students must enroll in the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation.

 

New students may by eligible for the other scholarships below: 

$1,000 Commitment to Colorado

Requirements: Colorado residents who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st each year, receive a Pell Grant, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. 

$1,000 First Generation Scholarship

Requirements: First generation college students (neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree or higher), 3.0 high school GPA for first-time freshman, or transfer GPA for students who have attended another college prior to CSU Pueblo enrollment, FAFSA must be received by March 1st, must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits); a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to renew. There is a four year limit on receiving this award. The First Generation Scholarship is awarded to students upon their initial semester at CSU Pueblo in an undergraduate program and may be combined with any other CSU-Pueblo Scholarship. 

$2000 Living Learning

Non resident students, WUE students, ThunderWolf Rate, and New Mexico Reciprocal students are also eligible to receive a $2,000 per year Living Learning Incentive scholarship as long as they live on campus in one of the residence halls or University Village at Walking Stick and maintain full-time (at least 12 credits) enrollment. There is a four year limit on receiving this award.

Destination Scholarship

The Destination Scholarship is available to transfer undergraduate students pursuing their first Bachelor's degree and have completed an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or an Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA prior to attending CSU-Pueblo. The Destination Scholarship is $2000 per academic year ($1000 per semester) up to a maximum of 4 semesters. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and full-time enrollment while continuing their degree at CSU Pueblo. Students are also encouraged to complete the CSU Pueblo Foundation Scholarship Application for the potential of additional scholarship awards.*To be considered for this scholarship a student must have no prior attendance at CSU Pueblo.

Southern Colorado Partnership Scholarship

The Southern Colorado Partnership Scholarship is available to transfer students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and have completed an associate’s degree at one of our area community colleges with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA prior to attending CSU Pueblo. The Southern Colorado Partnership Scholarship is $750 per academic year ($375 per semester) up to a maximum of 4 semesters. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and full-time enrollment while continuing their degree at CSU Pueblo. *To be considered for this scholarship a student must have no prior attendance at CSU-Pueblo.

This scholarship is currently only available for new, incoming transfer students each semester. Awards are dependent upon funding for each academic year. CSU Pueblo’s area community colleges:

  • Lamar Community College
  • Otero Junior College
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Trinidad State Junior College

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The PTK Scholarship is available to transfer undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. There are no associate’s degree requirements to receive this scholarship. However, official confirmation of PTK membership is required. The PTK Scholarship is $1,250 per academic year ($625 per semester) up to a maximum of 4 semesters. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and full-time enrollment while continuing their degree at CSU Pueblo. This scholarship is currently only available for new, incoming transfer students each semester. Awards are dependent upon funding for each academic year. *To be considered for this scholarship a student must have no prior attendance at CSU Pueblo.

*The Destination, Southern Colorado Partnership and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship can all apply and be combined for the same academic year.

CSU Pueblo Foundation Scholarship Search and Application Link

The CSU Pueblo Foundation is committed to student success!  With the help of our generous donors, we offer scholarship funds to bridge the gap between the cost of a university degree and financial resources available to our students.  The Foundation is focused on improving our students’ ability to persist and complete their education with a conferred degree.

Explore Scholarships

Scholarships provided through the CSU Pueblo Foundation are listed in this search.  You can search based on your academic interests or other types of criteria. Please note:  You cannot apply through the search function.

 If you are a current or admitted student at the University and would like to apply for scholarship opportunities please tap the “Apply Now” link below. You will be redirected to the Personal Access to Web Services (PAWS) page.  To log into PAWS, you will need to have a Personal Identification Number (PID).  Your PID is issued as soon as you are admitted into the University.  Please call the CSU Pueblo Registrar Department (719-549-2261) if you need to be issued a PID.

Apply Now

If you are faculty/staff or a member of the University Foundation, please login using the link below.

Faculty/Staff 

If you are a member of a scholarship committee and are not an employee of the University or the University Foundation please login using the below link.

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Honors Program

The University Honors Program at CSU Pueblo provides high-achieving undergraduate students with enhanced learning opportunities to stimulate their engagement and development, both within an intellectual community of scholars, and as citizens of the wider university community and the world. See the University Honors Program website for more information. Students who apply to and are admitted to the CSU Pueblo Honors Program may receive a $2,000 scholarship and up to $1,000 for room/board costs (Students may not receive both an Honors Scholarship and one of the automatic scholarships outlined in the chart above).

Presidents Leadership Program

The President's Leadership Program (PLP) is a four-year academic leadership program at Colorado State University Pueblo designed to develop and train emerging leaders in Colorado. PLP students work and learn in community, educational, and corporate settings to develop their leadership skills. There are a number of scholarships that are available only to PLP participants.

Scholarship opportunities

Robert Noyce Scholars Program

At CSU Pueblo, the Noyce Scholars Program provides significant scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate mathematics majors who earn a full teaching credential at CSU Pueblo and commit to teaching in a high-need K-12 school district. For more information, including how to apply, please visit the CSU Pueblo Robert Noyce Scholars Program.

Impact of Scholarships on Financial Aid

As a direct resource, scholarships are a part of the student's financial aid package. If the student's financial need is already met at the time of scholarship notification, other aid may be reduced or canceled. Pell grants are never reduced as a result of a scholarship. See the Cost of Attendance page for more information on How Aid is Determined under General Policies for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    How many scholarships does CSU Pueblo offer?

    CSU Pueblo offers more than 100 scholarships.

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    Can I apply for other scholarships as well as CSU-Pueblo scholarships?

    We strongly encourage students to apply for both CSU Pueblo scholarships as well as other scholarships outside of CSU Pueblo. Places of employment, local and national businesses, community and national organizations are just a few places to search. High school students should check with their counseling office for lists of available scholarships and applications as well. Financial Aid maintains an up-to-date "Scholarship Rack" for student use, located in the Administration Building on campus. Finally, feel free to browse the resources below under the "Scholarship Resources" section of the web-site for other scholarships opportunities, sorted by topic.

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    Are all scholarship offers or websites legitimate?

    Estimates show that families lose millions of dollars to scholarship fraud every year.  Here are some statements you should look for in a potential scholarship scam:

    • "The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
    • "You can't get this information anywhere else."
    • "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
    • "We'll do all the work."
    • "The scholarship will cost some money."
    • "You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship."
    • "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered.

    To file a complaint, or for free information,
    call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1.877.382.4357) or visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams

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